Bandits stay alive against the London Majors by taking 6th game 9-4; game 7 in London Monday night.

element_sportsBy Justin Lethbridge

August 9th, 2015


A tremendous effort by Pitcher Steven Dressler, earned the Bandits a 9-4 win to even their series against the London Majors and force a game seven. Dressler pitched 7.2 innings allowing seven hits and four runs, while earning five strikeouts.

After a scoreless first inning, Burlington exploded for six runs in the 2nd led by a three run blast from Centerfielder Shaun Cooper.

Bandit pitcher Dressler

Pitcher Steven Dressler, earned the Bandits a 9-4 win

After a back-and-forth 5th inning, Cooper would add two run shot for his fifth run of the series. Cooper leads the IBL with 11 RBI so far in the playoffs.

While London would score two runs in the eighth, Burlington had the game in hand.

Brandon Catena came in for the save and through 1.1 innings allowed no hits while earning one strikeout. Despite being down 3-1 to the higher seeded Majors, the Bandits have rattled off two straight wins in convincing fashion to force a seventh game in London.

Since losing the first game of the series, Burlington has dominated the Majors in London, outscoring them 15-3 in the last two games at Labatt Park.

The season needed a lot of improvement - but the community spirit is certainly evident.Burlington is one strong performance away from a birth in the semifinals. The final game of the series goes at 7:35pm Monday night, in London.

The Bandits were not able to win a single game against London during the regular season – now they are one win away from taking the quarter finals.

The winner of the Burlington – London series series will play the 2nd seeded Kitchener Panthers in the semifinals.

The other semifinal series will be the Barrie Baycats vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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